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No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service

Posted by on Sep 28, 2021 in Blog, Front Page, Out and About | Comments Off on No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service

This sign was very visible on many eating and retail establishments as I was growing up. I was very ANTI-SHIRT, and ANTI-SHOES. We staged many protests and always clashed with the pro-shirts, pro-shoes, and of course the law.   MY BODY, MY FEET, MY CHOICE.   Of course the modern version of the sign includes ‘NO VACCINATION’   Now the stakes are much higher. I have my two vacs, and I always carry my certificate of vaccination. I will not enter a venue that allows the unvaccinated.   There is no cure for...

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Live Streaming from the Freetimes Cafe Sept 9

Posted by on Sep 4, 2020 in Blog, Front Page, Out and About, Whats New | 0 comments

Live Streaming from the Freetimes Cafe Sept 9

https://www.facebook.com/freetimescafe David Storey, Clela Errington, Dan McLeanJr.,Collette Savard, Brian Gladstone and Bob Cohen will be streaming/performing live from the Free Times Cafe, stream is at: https://www.facebook.com/freetimescafe Donations welcome at: www.paypal.me/freetimescafe or ETrans @ freetimescafe@rogers.com See less

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Brian Gladstone sits in with Brother Howard April 5th, Tranzac Club

Posted by on Mar 12, 2020 in Blog, Front Page, Whats New | 0 comments

Brian Gladstone sits in with Brother Howard April 5th, Tranzac Club

Howard Gladstone appearing with his usual compatriots – Laura Fernandez (piano/vocal), Tony Quarrington (guitar/vocal), plus Bob Cohen (bass). And to spice things up a bit more, special guest is another Gladstone – Brian Gladstone – Howard’s brother, songwriter, guitar guru, and founder of Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival. Hope you can join us for an afternoon of original songwriting, and stellar musicianship. PWYC, $10 recommended.  Tranzac Club 292 Brunswick Ave, Toronto Toronto, ON M5S 1Y2 (416)...

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Songwriter’s Night at 120 Diner March 25

Posted by on Mar 12, 2020 in Front Page, Whats New | Comments Off on Songwriter’s Night at 120 Diner March 25

Songwriter’s Night at 120 Diner March 25

Hope to see you at 120 Diner on March 25 for Songwriters Night. The music starts at 7PM and I will be doing a set at 8PM, followed by their open stage featuring Ori Dagan and Henry Lees. Also appearing is Taylor Abrahamse and Ingrid MacDonald. Spread the word! See you at the 120! The last Wednesday of the month is the songwriters’ night to shine at 120 Diner! Bring your songs to perform and your friends to share in the great vibes, music, food and drink. Sign-up to perform at 8pm but come early for...

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Winterfolk Preview Show Nov 1 at Freetimes Cafe

Posted by on Oct 31, 2019 in Front Page, Whats New | 0 comments

Winterfolk Preview Show Nov 1 at Freetimes Cafe

Hope to see you at the Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival preview show tomorrow night (Nov 1) at Free Times Cafe, featuring artists Clela Lee Errington, Meg Tennant, Isaak Bonk, Glen Hornblast, Tony Quarrington, Zoey Adams, MrRick MusicAmericana, Heather Lynne Luckhart, Brian Gladstone. All funds collected will be donated to the Winterfolk festival!  

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Open Mic Helps Artists Find Their Footing

Posted by on Oct 17, 2019 in Blog, Out and About, Whats New | 0 comments

Open Mic Helps Artists Find Their Footing

Reprinted from CJN, Written by Ruth Schweitzer – At Dr. B’s, mature musicians mentor emerging artists, just as Gladstone was coached by Norm Hacking, a champion of local folk and roots artists who hosted Norm’s Living Room, a similar event that ran until 2002. Gladstone taught himself how to play guitar in the evenings while his children were sleeping, when he was a single dad. He learned how to fingerpick guitar at a rapid pace and wrote some striking original songs for his debut album, Back to the Dirt, which was recorded in his...

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Be In My Next Video Oct 5

Posted by on Oct 2, 2019 in Blog, Front Page, Out and About, Whats New | 0 comments

Be In My Next Video Oct 5

BE IN MY NEXT VIDEO ! – You are invited to be in my next video. We are shooting it at Riverdale Farm Toronto on Saturday Oct 5th. Its for my song ‘Behind the Maple Leaf Slaughterhouse Doors’, which was written to encourage kindness to animals and avoid cruelty. I want this video to be the next Vegan Anthem. CHILDREN are especially welcomed, and we want to get some shots of the young ones interacting with some of the animals. We can meet up at the front entrance at 10:45 AM. If you miss us, just look around –...

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Songs From Heaven – Barlo Palooza 7

Posted by on Aug 27, 2019 in Front Page, Out and About | 0 comments

Songs From Heaven – Barlo Palooza 7

Lots of Talent, Lots of Fun, Lots of Food, and lots of Great Music. Be there!

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WOODSTOCK HOUR ON JAZZ FM THIS SATURDAY AUG 17

Posted by on Aug 16, 2019 in Blog, Front Page, Out and About, Whats New | 0 comments

WOODSTOCK HOUR ON JAZZ FM THIS SATURDAY AUG 17

WOODSTOCK HOUR ON JAZZ FM THIS SATURDAY! I stayed away from the brown acid, so I remember it all! As an attendee of the original Woodstock Festival, 50 years ago, I’m happy to be included in two separate Woodstock events this weekend. Be sure to tune into Bluz Fm on JAZZ.FM91 tomorrow, August 17th. The show runs all evening, and my portion is on at 10 PM. Danny Marks and I will be spinning tunes (mostly live) from the Woodstock Festival, talking about growing up in a simpler world in the 60’s, and I will be...

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Looking Back at Woodstock, 50 Years Later

Posted by on Jun 19, 2019 in Blog, Front Page, Out and About, Whats New | 0 comments

Looking Back at Woodstock, 50 Years Later

By Ruth Schweitzer – Printed in CJN June 10, 2019 – Nearly 50 years ago more than 400,000 young people gathered at Max Yasgur’s farm in White Lake, N.Y., for the Woodstock music festival. Woodstock – from Aug. 15 to 18, 1969 – was the monumental event of the 1960s hippie movement, Toronto musician Brian Gladstone, who attended the event, said. Woodstock is also regarded as a pivotal moment in popular music history and holds the number 19 spot in Rolling Stone magazine’s “The 50 Moments That Changed the...

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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you from Paul Cross

Posted by on Jun 19, 2019 in Blog, Front Page, Out and About, Whats New | 0 comments

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you from Paul Cross

Thank you, thank you, thank you! To everyone who performed, participated, supported, attended, laughed, cried, danced, crewed, rehearsed, and otherwise contributed to The Songs of Pete Otis on Sunday…thank you! I think that was a really fitting tribute to our dear friend. What a remarkable video by Pete’s son Paul Panayotou. Thank you Theresa Panayotou and Vanesa and other members of your family. I don’t want to miss anyone here, but all of you helped make the day something to remember. Sebastian...

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Celebrating Pete Otis

Posted by on Jun 5, 2019 in Front Page, Out and About, Whats New | 0 comments

Celebrating Pete Otis

Location – Jasper Dandy at 725 Queen Street just east of Broadview I’m thrilled to be playing this Sunday to celebrate the life of my late great friend, Pete Otis. See you there! Just five days until The Songs of Pete Otis! If you knew or knew of Pete, please come and pay tribute with us. Nice bright venue, the Jasper Dandy at 725 Queen Street just east of Broadview; pub space and the full performance room space, with a fantastic line-up of Pete’s musical friends from his SongTown years and earlier. Thanks to...

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B’Arlo Palooza 6 at the Swan

Posted by on Jun 2, 2019 in Blog, Front Page, Whats New | 0 comments

B’Arlo Palooza 6 at the Swan

A great B’Arlopalooza 6 in the 6ix! Shout out to all the fans who came and watched, the Black Swan staff who served us, Jen Arima and Kevin Gould who look after the sound and all the musicians who performed and made the day a fun and entertaining musical ride through the Folk music that inspired a generation! Sebastian Agnello, Kat Goldman, Alan McKinlay, Stephen Court, Fernando Curcione, IsaakBonk, Dougal Bichan,Paul Cross, Brian Gladstone,Harpin Norm Lucien, Trevor Jones, Glen Hornblast,Bob Cohen, Brian Pickard, Marta Petelycky and...

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Tin Pan North May 23

Posted by on May 23, 2019 in Blog, Front Page, Whats New | 0 comments

Tin Pan North May 23

The Tin Pan North Festival is happening at the Free Times Cafe and other venues next Thursday-Friday, May 23-24th – there are two sets a night and I’m delighted to be in great company (SEE POSTER BELOW FOR DETAILS). The Format is a Songwriters’ Round Nashville – style. On the Thursday night, Chris Burkett and David Baxter will be the Hosts of their sets. Chris Burkett is the 2019 Juno winner for Best Producer in the Roots field – and David Baxter is an award-winning producer/songwriter – who just happened...

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‘Be In My Video’ Show

Posted by on May 18, 2019 in Blog, Front Page, Whats New | 0 comments

‘Be In My Video’ Show

The ‘Be in My Video’ Show – We are shooting several videos on May 18 at Free Times Cafe and you are invited to be there. Everyone who attends will be included in the video. We need you to come out and dress loud, yell scream and and have fun, and help us shoot some videos to go viral. Band members include Brian Gladstone, Beverly Kreller, Bonnie Gladstone, and Tony Quarrington. Doors open at 7PM and the music starts at around 8PM See you there!

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Celebrating the Life of Pete Otis

Posted by on Mar 24, 2019 in Blog, Front Page, Out and About, Whats New | 0 comments

Celebrating the Life of Pete Otis

I’m humbled and honoured to be playing some tunes to remember one of my best friends on the planet, the late Pete Otis. There is a memorial concert hosted by Mike Mckenna & the Slidewinder Blues Band March 24, 2019 at Black Swan Tavern starting at 4:00 till around 8:00. Hope to see you there. I know it will be a marvelous tribute to Pete.

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Brian Gladstone Band does the 120 Diner

Posted by on Mar 14, 2019 in Blog, Front Page, Out and About, Whats New | 0 comments

Brian Gladstone Band does the 120 Diner

Join Brian Gladstone and the full band including Tony Quarrington, Bev Kreller, and Bonnie Gladstone for an evening of original music at the 120 Diner. This is the first time we have played the 120 Diner, so we are hoping all of our fans will come out to support the band. After our show, the club will be featuring a blues jam. Great food. Great music. Don’t miss it!

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Brian’s Band Does Winterfolk

Posted by on Feb 23, 2019 in Blog, Front Page, Out and About, Whats New | 0 comments

Brian’s Band Does Winterfolk

The full band does Winterfolk XVII  with band members Lynda Kraar, Bonnie Gladstone, Beverly Kreller, Brian Gladstone and Tony Quarrington at Winterfolk Blues & Roots Festival. More details are on the website www.winterfolk.com

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Jan 5th – Glen Hornblast’s Birthday Fundraiser

Posted by on Dec 26, 2018 in Blog, Front Page, Out and About, Whats New | 0 comments

Jan 5th – Glen Hornblast’s Birthday Fundraiser

Hey there Folks: I’m having a Birthday Bash Benefit Concert for the WYCHWOOD OPEN DOOR on Saturday Jan. 5th from 4:00 to 7:00 pm at the TRANZAC TIKI ROOM – it’s just a little get-together with my friends and tying it in to a good cause, namely helping my local Soup Kitchen which is sort of what Wychwood Open Door is – which I try to have a benefit for once a year – a place where homeless and poor people can go for a decent meal and warm embrace; I’m providing a House Band and a HOUSE GUITAR – so...

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Gladstone Playing Freetimes Cafe 38th Anniversary

Posted by on Dec 12, 2018 in Front Page, Whats New | 0 comments

Gladstone Playing Freetimes Cafe 38th Anniversary

Free Times Cafe is celebrating 38 Years of live entertainment and authentic Jewish, Middle Eastern and Canadian cuisine and we want YOU to be a part of our special night! Click for More Info Friday, December 15, 2018 Free Times Cafe 320 College Street, Toronto M5T 1S3 7:30 PM to 2:00 AM We will be showcasing the best of our open stage & will be serving everyone a complimentary taste of our cuisines. A complimentary drink ticket will be given to the first 60 people at the door.

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Brian’s Annual Birthday Bash Dec 8

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018 in Blog, Front Page, Out and About, Whats New | 0 comments

Brian’s Annual Birthday Bash Dec 8

  Hope to see all my friends at Brian Gladstone’s Birthday Bash & Winterfolk Preview! on Dec 8th at Black Swan Tavern . It’s also a preview for Winterfolk XVI Blues & Roots Festival. No gifts please, but we are accepting donations to support Toronto’s Winterfolk XVI Blues & Roots Festival. Be there!

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For King and Country Hughs’s Room Live Nov 11 2018

Posted by on Nov 7, 2018 in Blog, Front Page, Out and About, Whats New | 0 comments

For King and Country Hughs’s Room Live Nov 11 2018

On Nov 11 Remembrance Day 2019, please join me and lots of other wonderful artists as we present Tony Quarrington’s production of ‘For King and Country’. Its at Hugh’s Room Live. The songs were written by Quarrington as well as the other artists. I co wrote my tune ‘Prairie Boy With Wings’ with Tony, telling the story of Canadian World War I flying Ace ‘Alan McLeod’. Participating artists include Mary Lou Fallis, Alex Sinclair, Arthur Renwick, Zoey Adams, Roger...

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Winterfolk XVII Preview Nov 4

Posted by on Nov 4, 2018 in Blog, Front Page, Out and About, Whats New | 0 comments

Winterfolk XVII Preview Nov 4

Just rehearsing a few tunes for my set tonight at Nashville Bound Presents Winterfolk 2019 Tribute & Benefit at Free Times Cafe . This is preview concert with all funds going to Winterfolk XVII festival. www.winterfolk.com Come out and enjoy the great talent, terrific food – you’ll have lots of fun – guaranteed. All the fun at 8:00 but come early for dinner and for best seating. WINTERFOLK VII wristbands will be sold for 1/2 price advance price to $10.00 Lynda Kraar, Tony...

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Brian Gladstone plays Taste of The Danforth Aug 11 – 2:00 PM

Posted by on Aug 7, 2018 in Blog, Front Page, Whats New | 0 comments

Brian Gladstone plays Taste of The Danforth Aug 11 – 2:00 PM

I’m excited to be playing at Taste of the Danforth this Saturday Aug 11 at 2:00 PM on the stage located at Broadview and Danforth. Joining me on stage will be the great Tony Quarrington on guitar and the lovely Beverly Kreller on percussion and vocals. I’m so happy to return to the Danforth – not only is Taste of the Danforth a great street festival but your attendance sends a strong message that Torontonians are resilient and won’t be intimidated by terrorists and psycho thugs. Hope to...

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Protest Singer Takes on Contemporary Subjects – and a Dash of Humour

Posted by on Jul 1, 2018 in Blog, Front Page, In The Press | 0 comments

Protest Singer Takes on Contemporary Subjects – and a Dash of Humour

By Ruth Schweitzer – June 12, 2018 printed in Canadian Jewish News – Brian Gladstone may still favour tie-dye T-shirts that were fashionable when he came of age in the 1960s, but musically the singer-songwriter has moved with the times, updating the protest song by tackling contemporary subjects. On his new album, Brianology, a recording that also includes some lighthearted material, Gladstone devotes tracks to environmental degradation, to Canada’s fallen soldiers and to cruelty to animals. Behind the Maple Leaf Slaughterhouse...

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